Friday, May 10, 2013

Hope Springs Eternal From Benghazi Hearings

     As State Department employees, Gregory Hicks, Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom testified before Congressman Darrell Issa's House Oversight committee, I felt hopeful about our country's future. The hope I felt watching these brave Americans testify to the truth in their hearts mitigated some of the hopelessness I have felt since Barack Obama hi-jacked the constitutional position that the voters entrusted to him a little over four years ago. The hope did not reside in any foolish optimism that those at the highest level of our government would finally be held accountable for the uncontested terrorist attack that led to four dead Americans. Nor did the hope I felt reveal itself in some knowledge that Hillary Clinton's complete incompetence and her resulting dishonesty would somehow destroy her worthiness to run for the office of President of the United States of America, as it should. I would not be surprised if the growing number of low to no information voters in this country ensured her election in 2016.
     The hope that I felt was in the bravery and courage of Hicks, Thompson and Nordstrom to place the pursuit of truth above their own careers. Mr. Hicks has already suffered a severe demotion for even daring to question his superiors and walk hand-in-hand with honesty. The others will be dealt with likewise by an administration which greedily rewards its friends and supporters and severely punishes its detractors and those who dare to be independent soldiers in the army of truth and honor. The courage shown by these great Americans is rarely seen at all in this administration, which sees truth and fidelity to ethics as commodities which can be traded and sold when political benefit trumps the sacred oath they have taken to protect the American people.
     I felt the pain in Gregory Hicks' heart that was given voice by his opening statement, a statement that was an unlabeled rebuke of Hillary Clinton's statement in January when she indignantly shouted, "What difference, at this point, does it make." Mr. Hicks told his former boss, and anyone else who was listening, that four Americans who were left to die by the current administration made a difference to him and his colleagues at the State Department who still embodied honor and integrity. It makes a difference, Mr. Hicks continued, to the family and friends of the four who were senselessly murdered. And finally, it makes a difference to the American people, whose sacred trust was given to those who employed callousness of heart when they placed politics over the lives of those serving the people of this great nation.
     In the charred remains of the constitution that is the current administration, Gregory Hicks, Mark Thompson and Eric Nordstrom are the struggling green shoots of traditional American values breathed to life by the constitution, made strong by a people with an indelible thirst for liberty, and lately trampled upon by Leftists who use the people's government to the selfish end of increasing their own political power. If we are taking bets, mine are with the struggling shoots that revealed themselves this week in the men of honor named Hicks, Thompson and Nordstrom.

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